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Carey Purcell is a New-York based reporter, author and theater critic. She writes about entertainment, pop culture, politics and current events from a feminist perspective.
Carey’s work has been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, American Theatre Magazine, Dame Magazine and numerous other publications. Read more.
Blog Posts: Discussing “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater” at the Detroit Writing Room Virtual Holiday Book Fair
I discuss the process of writing “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater” and how the current Broadway shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired reflection on the current state of the theater industry.
Blog Posts: Interview with Broadway Radio: “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater”
BroadwayRadio Special: Interview with Carey Purcell, Author of “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre”
Review: Bleeding Love
Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes life imitates art. And sometimes the two combine in an eerily prescient performance that both inspires and unsettles. Such is the case with Bleeding Love, the self-described post-apocalyptic musical podcast that serves as a … Continue reading
Published: Tristan Bernays and Kate Hamill on Finding New Modern-Day Meaning in Gothic Horror
Originally published on TheaterMania View this story online Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula share much in common. Their titles are often uttered in the same breath, both are considered classic works of Gothic horror, and each has inspired seemingly countless adaptations for … Continue reading
Published: 5 Shows That Spotlight Great Women in History
Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Molly Brown are just a handful of the sheroes being celebrated on New York stages — When I was asked to write a book about the … Continue reading
The fires of rage in Medea burn hot, but in Simon Stone’s new adaptation, all we see are the ashes. Stone’s modern-day reworking of Euripides’ familial tragedy about an enraged woman who murders her children offers a more clinical, scientific scrutiny … Continue reading
“A great nose may be an index of a great soul,” Edmund Rostand wrote in Cyrano de Bergerac. When considering the latest adaptation of this popular tale of love and tragedy, which pointedly lacks a notable physical element of the … Continue reading
Review: Peter and the Wolf
“Breathe, everybody,” Isaac Mizrahi urged the audience before beginning the day’s second performance of Peter and the Wolf. The intimate in-house theater proved to be a fitting venue for this exuberantly festive production of Sergei Prokofiev’s 1936 composition. Mizrahi’s invitation … Continue reading